Swagers & Crimpers


US Rigging Sells Swagers & Crimpers

If you are out to learn about Crimpers and Swaging Tools, you have come to the right place. Pull up a seat and get ready to take a wonderful journey where wire ropes and cables are beautifully terminated with swage sleeves and the powerful compression delivered by your hands with a Crimper. If you want to join the elite forces of The Secret Society of Swagers and Crimpers, tie up your boots and get ready. We will give you simplified information about what types of tools you can choose from here at US Rigging. If you are lucky we may even offer some secret tips on how to make be a better swager!

What Is Swaging And What Is A Cable Swager?

Before you go any further, let’s make sure you know what we are talking about. Swaging is a process that terminates the end of a wire rope, either by creating an eye loop or simply adding a stopping point on the wire. A Cable Swager is the tool that you use to complete this process, along with a ferrule or swage sleeve.

What Are Some Different Types Of Swaging Tools/Wire Crimping Tools?

Now that you have agreed to take this journey, let’s get to breaking down some information on the mysterious world of swaging. We carry a few different types of tools for swaging, with different variations in the design. Once you get your hands on one of these and a handful of swage sleeves, you will be ready to Crimp some wires like it’s nobody’s business.

Variations In Wire Rope Crimping Tools:

  • Hand Swager Crimpers - Designed For Free Handed Use
  • Bench Swager Crimpers - Used With A Bench, Ideal For Heavy Work Loads

Grades Of Swaging Tools:

  • Light Duty Cable Swagers
  • Medium Duty Cable Swagers
  • Heavy Duty Cable Swagers

What Are The Cavities In The Swagers?

Your dentist hates cavities but we love them. In some cases, we say the more cavities the better. Cavities refer to the amount notches on the head of your tool for different sizes of swage sleeves. Some of our Cable Swagers have a single cavity, whereas others have up to six notches for multipurpose use across different swage sleeve sizes and levels of compression.

What Does It Mean When A Cable Swager Is “For Ovals”?

A Swaging Tool that is noted as being “For Ovals” in the description is designed specifically for use with oval-shaped swage sleeves. The oval is a standard egg-shaped swage sleeve that is designed to bind the end of a wire rope into a loop. They are used for non-critical applications on a line and are stronger than stop sleeves.

What Are Some Maintenance Tips For Swaging Tools?

Now that you are joining the ranks of The Secret Society of Swagers and Crimpers, you are going to want to make sure that you take good care of your tools. These tools are going to be required for your continued membership in The Society, so follow these guidelines and your tools will continue serving you in your quest to swage all swage sleeves.

  • Keep Your Bolts Tight
  • Keep Your Swager Properly Adjusted
  • Clean And Lubricate All Moving Parts Regularly

Who Is US Rigging?

US Rigging is a manufacturer and master distributor of climbing ropes, fall protection equipment, and industrial rigging equipment located in Santa Ana, California. This Orange County-based company is proud to provide American Made products with both safety and service in mind. US Rigging has a legacy lasting over 40 years and is known for operational excellence.

US Rigging offers a wide variety of Swaging Tools to meet your needs. We carry Wire Rope Crimping Tools for freehanded use, as well as crimpers to be used on workbenches. These tools range from Light Duty to Heavy Duty grade swagers and are available with up to six cavities/notches to fit your specific needs in terms of swage sleeve sizes. Take a look around at these tools and get ready to start swaging. Also, feel free to browse our Swage Sleeve Category Page to pick up the right ferrules/sleeves for your job.

Take a look around the product lines available and feel free to contact our customer service department with any questions. US Rigging is committed to excellence in service and providing our customers with the best rigging products on the market.

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